Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to full-time and part-time employment, there are a variety of ways you can take part in our mission of service to the poor and vulnerable. Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities and Internships with Catholic Charities.

Employment listings are updated weekly. Last Update: December 14, 2018

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to ccanohr@ccano.org.
You may also fax this information to (504) 310-6945.
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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans has openings for the following positions.
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CORNERSTONE BUILDERS, a re-entry program for formerly incarcerated men and women
Re-entry Case Manager

The Re-entry Case Manager will provide wrap-around services to support clients who experience barriers because of a criminal history. The goals of this position are to assist moderate to high risk formerly incarcerated individuals in order to help prevent them from recidivating and to reunify and maintain family relationships where possible. The Case Manager would address barriers which would be the underlying causes of recidivism.
Essential Functions:

  • administering needs assessments
  • Conduct monthly counseling sessions (or as needed), assist clients in identifying and addressing barriers to community reintegration.
  • assisting clients with legal advocacy
  • housing assistance, accessing food resources
  • navigating community health services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment
  • assisting clients in addressing transportation barriers
  • assist clients in accessing public benefits
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Provide appropriate guidance and referrals to achieve educational goals such as high school equivalency/HiSET and other educational pursuits.
  • Maintain detailed, complete and accurate records of all case management work, client progress and program administration utilizing the designated data-recording tools.
  • Develop soft skills and interview skills for potential employment
  • Assist in locating employment
  • Coordinate with other Catholic Charities programs for other services
  • Coordinate with local community partners to meet client needs
  • Maintain relationships with Parole Officers of the clients and advocate for clients with parole officers.
  • Track clients for three years whether they have recidivated

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or similar field preferred.

Experience: 3-5 years of case management or background in criminal justice or probation and parole

Additional Requirements: Must have own transportation for services in Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes

Reports to: Project Director

Re-entry Project Director
The Justice Reinvestment Project Manager is responsible for meeting all deliverables and reporting requirements of the Community Incentive Grant issued by the State of Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. The role requires supervision of personnel working under the State grant.
Essential Functions:

  • Track grant deliverables on a monthly and annual basis as per grant
  • Complete monthly, biannual, and annual reports as per grant requirements
  • Ensure records of clients are complete and properly secured
  • Ensure efficient onboarding of personnel and accurate reporting for Payroll
  • Prepare records for billing grantor in conjunction with Division Business Manager
  • Maintain relationships with Department of Corrections, Day Reporting Centers, Re-entry Courts, and Probation and Parole
  • Remain current about services provided internally by CCANO and by other area service providers
  • Supervise Project Personnel, over sight of Community  Coordination,  Re- entry coordination, and wraparound case management in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany Parishes
  • Coordinate with other Community Partners working with re-entering citizens
  • Maintain regular communication with Department of Safety and Corrections, Probation and Parole Offices, Re-entry Courts, and Day Reporting Centers
  • Assist Workforce Specialist in identifying and supervising participants in Re-entry 72
  • Work closely with Human Resources for effective onboarding of Re-entry

Education: Bachelors’ Degree in Project Management, Social Work, Business or similar field
Experience: 3-5 years of experience in state or federal grant management; 3-5 years of experience in personnel supervision.
Additional Requirements: Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and data management, must have reliable source of transportation
Reports to: Director of the Office of Justice and Peace and Cornerstone Builders

Re-entry Workforce Specialist
The Cornerstone Builders Re-entry Specialist will work closely with the Cornerstone Builders Coordinator to recruit, accompany, and supervise participants in Re-entry 72. The Specialist will help match participants to employers, serve as a mentor and advocate for the participants, and will address all supervisory and performance issues with the participants. The specialist will serve as a “coach” in assisting the participants with reorientation to life outside the walls, and assist in developing soft skills for employment among the participants.
Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with Department of Corrections Community Coordinators to identify participants
  • Identify potential participants through Day Reporting Centers, Probation and Parole Offices, Re- entry Courts, Homeless Shelters, or other areas where justice-involve d people tend to visit.
  • Collaborate with Coordinator to match participants with work sites
  • Monitor participant progress; routinely check in on participants
  • Negotiate any conflicts between employer and participant
  • Train participants on development of soft skills through coaching model
  • Report any disciplinary issues to Coordinator
  • Obtain and verify work hours from participants and ensure proper payroll procedures
  • Collaborate with Human Resources for effective onboarding

Education: Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or similar field; field experience with the justice­ involved population may be accepted in lieu of Bachelors’ degree.
Experience: 3-5 years’ experience working with justice-involved population.
Additional Requirements: Must have reliable source of transportation, basic computer literacy skills
Reports to: Project Director

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 
ESL Site Facilitator (PRN)

 The Site Facilitator will have many duties, including the general coordination of all of the classes at their site(s).  They will be responsible for registering incoming students and volunteers, administering pre- and post-tests, and collecting any donations.  The Site Facilitator will also need to check-in with volunteer and/or paid teachers every day to ensure that they have everything that they need and that they are following all policies and procedures.  If an instructor is absent for any reason, the Site Facilitator will be responsible for making a decision to either combine classes or teach the class.  Site Facilitators will be required to participate in an orientation and be trained in administering standardized assessments, filling out registration forms, and be comfortable observing other teachers as well as giving feedback and modeling best teaching practices.  They will be required to attend staff meetings each semester and maintain a working relationship with the ESL Program Manager, who will assist them with any issues that may arise. High School Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Assisting ESL Program Manager with management of student and volunteer files, tests, maintaining inventory of books and classroom supplies
  2. Collecting sign in sheets and lesson plans
  3. Maintaining positive, mutually beneficial relationships with community partners such as churches and universities
  4. Publishing promotional fliers in English and other languages
  5. Responding to phone and email inquiries from prospective students and volunteers
  6. Completing data entry of student attendance and testing results on an accurate and timely basis.

Requirements: 

  1. Strong oral and written communication skills in English and willingness to work with speakers of other languages. Bilingual candidates with the ability to perform the following tasks in Spanish/Arabic/Vietnamese encouraged to apply:
    1. Explain the program, class times and enrollment options in person and over the phone
    2. Assist students as they fill out registration forms
    3. Make general announcements and refer students to other social services as needed
  2. Attendance at mandatory trainings, including some evenings/weekends. Successful participation in professional development as required by funders, including in person and online trainings such as WorkReady U Instructor Certification Course and CASAS test administrator training
  3. Ability to pass background check and drug test per Catholic Charities’ requirements
  4. Computer skills (email, Word, excel, google drive, etc.)
  5. Ability to solve problems quickly and maintain a positive attitude in a fast paced environment
  6. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  7. Demonstrated ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  8. Strong work ethic and commitment to the position
  9. Have reliable transportation
  10. Attend mandatory CCANO orientation for new employees (takes place on Monday mornings); complete Safe Environment training as required by HR policy.
  11. Other duties as assigned

Time Commitment: Part time, 12-16 hours per week

FOOD FOR FAMILIES/ FOOD FOR SENIORS

CDL Driver (Baton Rouge)
Responsible for activities related to delivery of commodity foods; assists in other activities related to receiving , storing, packing and delivering food, as needed; may assist serving participants at food sites; works with diverse groups of people. Position requires frequent lifting and moving; must be able to lift 50 lbs. High school diploma or equivalent, one year driving experience preferred. Needs to read and write legibly and use math skills. Must have medical exam and pass initial and random drug/alcohol screening. Valid Louisiana CDL license required. Need for Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Clerk
 Input participant information into our computer program, generate monthly proxy listings and also monthly reports from distribution locations. High School Diploma preferred.
Packer
Responsible for packing food boxes for participants and recording inventory of stored food items. Packers on mobile crew are also responsible for assisting in the loading and unloading of vehicles. Must be able to lift at least 40 pound boxes. High school diploma /GED preferred. Need to read and write legibly with basic math skills.

GREENWALT, Adult Day Healthcare Center

Direct Services Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

HEAD START

Special Education Assistant Teacher
 The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher works under the supervision of the Disabilities Coordinator and along with Head Start Teacher in classroom.  The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher assists with organizing classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled. The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher assists in planning, with supervisory staff members activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.
Required Knowledge and Abilities:

    1. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
    1. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction as stated on an IEP and make mathematical computations and tabulations accurately.
    1. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
    1. Ability to operate the internet, Microsoft office, and Microsoft Outlook.
    1. Ability to fill in the Head Start teacher when needed.
  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, stoop, bend, walk, talk, hear, use hands to grip and type, reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces, climb stairs, run, must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

    1. U.S. citizen or authorized alien.
    1. Minimum age 20 years.
    1. Associate Degree (or higher) or 2 years of college credit (48 semester hours minimum; to include English Composition hours, to include English/Reading  6 hours, Special Education Courses – 6 hours, and Mathematics – 9 hours) or Para Pro Assessment results (minimum score of 450) and high school diploma.
    1. Willingness to meet and complete certification standards that have been set by the Louisiana State Department of Education and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Head Start Program within one year of being hired.
    1. Effective oral and written expression.
    1. Previous experience and ability to work with special education students across multiple environments.
  1. CDA certification.

Essential Functions:

    • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
    • Ensure classroom interactions are and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
    • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
    • Assist with the creation/implementation of lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to Policies and Procedures, including IEP goals and objectives as needed.
    • Assist with the preparation of materials and supplies in advance for activities.
    • Assist in creating a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
    • Assist in implementing approved weekly lesson plans in the classroom daily.
    • Assist with ensuring that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
    • Assist with the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children.
    • Use screening, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
    • Assist in the provision of a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
    • Assist in ensuring that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
    • Assist with providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
    • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
    • Assist with all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child according to program calendar and Policies and Procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
    • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
    • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
    • Assist with entering and reviewing all documentation into ChildPlus and TSG according with program calendar and Policies and Procedures.
    • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
    • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
    • Complete daily health inspections and follow-up documentation.
    • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
    • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
    • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
    • Ensure family style dining.
    • Check email a minimum of two times daily.
    • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
    • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
    • Attend training and in-services as assigned.
    • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely
    • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular Attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.

Other duties as assigned. 

Teacher (Early Head Start)
The Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  2. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  4. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  5. Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  6. Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  7. Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  8. Ability to work in another position when needed.
  9. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at child’s level; stand; stoop; squat; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or Associate’s degree with five (5) years’ experience working in Early Childhood Education.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Complete and submit lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to procedures, including IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals and objectives as needed.
  • Create a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Implement approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Prepare materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Ensure that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Gather, maintain and review data toward Outcomes and School Readiness Goals three times per year in Teaching Strategies Gold according to program calendar.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Provide a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Ensure that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Promote and respect children and families’ culture by providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Ensure that all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child are conducted/completed according to program calendar and policies and procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Utilize computer and Child Plus program to enter, maintain and monitor data for record keeping and tracking purposes according to program calendar.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Mentor teacher assistants, substitutes, and volunteers.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.

Other duties, as assigned.

HEALTH GUARDIANS/ SACRED HEART

Mental Health Professional

The Mental Health Professional is responsible for assessing the material and emotional needs of clients, developing a plan and goals for treatment, coordinating case management services with Community Support Specialists, and providing the clients with counseling interventions and behavioral health treatment services.  This position requires proven ability to function independently and adequate experience and/or specialized knowledge in the specific area to counsel and educate clients. It requires proven interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Experience providing Medicaid billable services in a community based setting preferred.

Minimum qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field, and current licensure as a mental health professional (LPC, LCSW, PLPC, LMSW), previous experience in area of client population desired.

Essential functions of position:

    • Evaluates client needs and formulates a long and short-term service plan.
    • Provide counseling and clinical intervention services addressing mental health and substance abuse concerns.
    • Intervene in crisis situations with clients.
    • Track and maintain necessary authorizations with managed care organizations for assigned clients.
    • Completing clinical & PSH assessment with clients as needed.
    • Responsible for developing treatment goals and plan in collaboration with the client and the assigned case manager.
    • Complete all necessary documentation to meet ethical and billing requirements.
    • Weekly coordination meeting with case manager to discuss services and consult.
    • Weekly supervision from program director.
    • Attend all required program meetings.
    • Submits reports as required.
    • Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor.
  • Physical Demands: Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primary administrative nature.  
    1. Stand less than 33% of time.
    1. Walk between 33% to 66% of time.
    1. Use of hand to finger, handle or feel required over 66% of time.
    1. Use of hands and arms to reach over 66% of time.
    1. Climb (stairs) between 33% and 66% of time.
    1. Full ability to talk and hear.
    1. Correctable vision required.
  1. Able to lift/carry up to 30lbs.

HOMELESS SERVICES (Bethlehem Housing)

Administrative Coordinator

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) Homeless Services is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to take on the role of administrative coordinator for our Bethlehem Housing Services. Bethlehem Housing will provide immediate case management, emergency housing, rapid-rehousing, supportive social services, and long term case management to homeless families as they work towards self-sufficiency. This position will provide support to case managers as they work with clients during this transitional period via direct services, advocacy, and empowerment to help to provide stability and promote independence.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

This position requires strong organizational, relational, communication, and data entry skills plus the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The administrative coordinator will work in a fast paced environment and must be able to provide excellent service to clients and support to staff under these circumstances. Proficiency in Excel and Word is essential. Applicant should have demonstrated the ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds and have a commitment to CCANO’s mission. Reliable transportation and the ability to be mobile are requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are a must for the position.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

Three years administrative experience.

Familiar with the Greater New Orleans area and its neighborhoods.

Essential Functions:

Provide support to project director.

Provide support to case manager as assigned by project director.

Locate housing for clients. Develop and maintain relationships with landlords.

Accompany case managers to home visits.

Screen clients and refer to CCANO case managers.

Handle phone calls from clients and community organizations.

Adheres to CCANO’s policies and procedures.

Complies with Bethlehem Housing operational guidelines.

Data entry

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Reports to:

Project Director

Case Manager

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) Homeless Services is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to take on the role of case manager for our Bethlehem Housing Services. Bethlehem Housing will provide immediate case management, emergency housing, rapid-rehousing, supportive social services, and long term case management to homeless families as they work towards self-sufficiency. In addition to direct case management the position involves community outreach to identify families in need of our services as well as thorough documentation and client follow-up. CCANO aims to employ a case manager who will aid clients during this transitional period via direct services, advocacy, and empowerment to help to provide stability and promote independence.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

This position requires strong organizational, relational, communication, and data entry skills plus the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The Case Manager will be working in a fast paced environment and must be able to provide excellent customer service under these circumstances. Proficiency in Excel and Word is essential. Applicant should have demonstrated the ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds and have a commitment to CCANO’s mission. Reliable transportation and the ability to be mobile are requirements since home visits and attending meetings will be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related social service field. Master’s degree preferred but not required.

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are a must for the position. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

Three years case management experience with homeless population.

Essential Functions:

Screening and assessing clients in need of assistance.

Maintains accurate, well written records and case notes/plans.

Develops, monitors, and regularly evaluates case plans to address concerns and assists client in becoming self-sufficient.

Refers clients to appropriate services within CCANO and other organizations.

Attends meetings with local and regional government agencies and private organizations in order to secure assistance and/or advocate for clients in need.

Complies with reporting requirements.

Adheres to CCANO’s policies and procedures.

Complies with Bethlehem Housing operational guidelines.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Reports to:

Case Managers report to the Project Director

Project Director

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) Homeless Services is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to take on the role of Project Director for our Bethlehem Housing Services. Bethlehem Housing will provide immediate case management, emergency housing, rapid-rehousing, supportive social services, and long term case management to homeless families as they work towards self-sufficiency.  CCANO aims to employ a project director who will supervise a small team of case managers and support staff and will be responsible for meeting project goals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

This position requires strong management, communication, supervision, and leadership skills. Applicant should have demonstrated the ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds and have a commitment to CCANO’s mission. Reliable transportation and the ability to be mobile are requirements since home visits and attending meetings will be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related social service field. Master’s degree strongly preferred.

Strong writing, verbal and interpersonal skills

Three years supervisor experience.

Knowledge of factors impacting homeless families and individuals.

Familiarity with community resources available to homeless families and individuals.

Must have reliable transportation.

Essential Functions:

Works in a collaborative manner with other CCANO programs and community organizations.

Ensures that accurate, well written records and case notes/plans are maintained.

Attends meetings with local and regional government agencies and private organizations in order to secure assistance and/or advocate for clients in need.

Ensures compliance with reporting requirements.

Complies with CCANO’s policies and procedures.

Complies with Bethlehem Housing operational guidelines.

Manage project budget in collaboration with the business manager and division director.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Reports to:

Division Director

HUMAN RESOURCES 

HR Representative
 The HR Representative will assist in development, implementation and conducting of training programs.  These include new and existing, skill-specific and job-specific training programs.  This individual will provide training and support for the personnel of the 38 diverse programs of Catholic Charities, ANO.  The HR Representative will be responsible for facilitation of varied and flexible curriculums, which are customer-responsive, quality driven and mission focused.  Minimum of two years training delivery experience necessary.  Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.  Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required.  CPR/First Aid Trainer preferred. 

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Administrative Assistant
 General Administrative Support:  Provide and coordinate administrative and operational support to program staff, ensure that program staff are compliant with grant and agency policies and procedures, assist in developing clear and streamlined program protocols, oversee special project tasks and programmatic activities, and monitor deadlines.

Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to: English/Spanish interpretation and translation, assisting staff in document review and other aspects of case preparation; conducting intakes; drafting certain documents and forms for review; corresponding with clients by phone, email and in person; managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and document collection; organize, maintain, and update clients’ case files and records in physical filing case management software; data entry; mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.  Schedule and coordinate meetings as required. Maintain records.  Assist with preparation of progress and financial reports and budgeting as needed.   Coordinate purchasing; obtain quotes, submits orders, and processes invoice transmittals, including travel/mileage reimbursements.  Assist with supervision of building operations. Other tasks may also be assigned to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills.
  • Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and develop creative solutions is desired.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.
Attorney
 The Immigration Attorney will provide legal representation to immigrant clients in order to represent them in immigration removal proceedings and prepare cases for submission to USCIS, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status and other forms of immigration relief, as well as family-based petitions, bond hearings, and other types of legal relief.  The majority of clients are unaccompanied children, as well as other populations in need of humanitarian protection.  S/he will also represent these children in immigration court, and family court for predicate and custody orders in relation to SIJ cases. The Immigration Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court.

Additionally, the Immigration Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of a legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
  • Coordinate with supervisor(s) on placements with pro-bono attorneys and provide support on pro- bono mentoring, technical assistance, and training as needed.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or other relevant experience preferred; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.

Bilingual Case Manager
 CCANO’s Unaccompanied Children’s Project serves unaccompanied immigrant children who were temporarily in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and reunified with sponsors. The Program aims to provide legal representation for over 650 clients a year, as well as case management and social service referrals, counseling, and other clinical interventions for a subset of clients with special needs. The Bilingual Case Manager will provide social support services and referrals to these children who are identified as most in need. The position involves contact with children from Central America and their families, with a special focus on youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect, or other trauma, and who require support services in conjunction with legal representation.

Essential Job Responsibilities:  Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post-placement services and comprehensive case management services for children recently reunified with sponsors, including:

  • Conduct psychosocial assessments and background interviews using child welfare principles and social work best practices
  • Develop individual service plans and monitor client progress with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
  • Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that children receive the services they require (i.e. appropriate medical, mental health, education services, etc.);
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders – Includes building a network of relationships with social service and outside care providers to ensure holistic care
  • Conduct outreach to the community – Includes developing and updating referral resources and psychosocial resource materials to meet the special needs of recently released unaccompanied children, may also include development and co-facilitation of group activities for clients and families;
  • Develop, maintain, and update case management files and reporting databases to ensure timely compliance with monitoring and documentation standards; maintain confidentiality of information;
  • Submit regular written reports as required and track individual progress via relevant database(s);
  • Assist attorneys to identify cases in need of more specialized case assessment, develop child-friendly interviewing skills, develop strategies for legal case management, work with clients to prepare supporting documentation for their legal cases, and provide in-court interpretation as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Spanish reading, writing and speaking fluency required;
  • Bachelor’s degree required with emphases on psychology/sociology/Latin American studies preferred;
  • Two years of relevant experience with a minimum of one years’ experience in case management preferred, particularly working with, serving, and advocating on behalf of immigrants and/or experience in child welfare, child placements, and family preservation;
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and sensitivity to the special needs of multi-cultural immigrant children, adults, and families;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and attentiveness to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment;
  • Good knowledge of relevant community resources in the Greater New Orleans area;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software appropriate to the office environment;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation. Position may require frequent local and long distance travel and ability to travel with limited notice.

Other duties as necessary. 

Legal Assistant
 Catholic Charities Immigration Services, a nonprofit organization, is seeking an Immigration Legal Assistant.  The Legal Assistant will support the Immigration Attorneys to prepare various aspects of a client’s immigration case, and is expected to train for accreditation to practice immigration law as an immigration representative by the Department of Justice.  Legal Assistants also serve as interpreters in English and Spanish.

Responsibilities include: Prepare applications for legal relief, conduct legal intakes, screening and assessing eligibility for legal relief, develop legal defense strategies, draft legal statements, and assist attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation. As a Translator/Interpreter, duties will include translation of legal forms, certificates, and declarations as well as legal interpretation at court hearings, government interviews, and with pro bono attorneys.   Legal Assistants will participate in relevant trainings, and will provide specialized trainings to staff and external parties, including attorneys. Other tasks may include corresponding with clients and government officials by phone, email and in person;  managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and  document collection;  organizing, maintaining, and updating clients’ case files and records in physical files and case management software; payment collection/invoicing (for non-pro bono cases); mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.

Qualifications for the Position:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a legal environment and/or other relevant experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills. Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and legal issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Legal Assistant.

Senior Staff Attorney (Immigration)
 The Senior Staff Attorney will be responsible to serve in one or more of the following capacities: Coordinate immigration legal training and presentations (to benefit staff, partners, and the public); Develop and maintain a pro bono network and coordination protocols (including recruitment, placement, and mentorship); Provide technical assistance on criminal and civil defense needs that overlap with their immigration representation; Develop, implement, and staff/maintain community outreach activities such as legal clinics, orientations, and workshops; Develop and manage relationships with local community partners, government agencies, and funders (including but not limited to USCIS, EOIR, state/federal judges, public defender offices, law schools, law associations, State Bars, law firms, etc.); Assist with reporting to grant funders.

The Senior Staff Attorney will also provide quality legal representation to a caseload of immigrant children and adults, and will prepare cases for submission to the USCIS and EOIR, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, family petitions, naturalization applications, cancellation of removal, and other forms of immigration relief.  S/he will also represent these clients in court when needed. The Senior Staff Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court.

Additionally, the Senior Staff Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor Degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or three years of other relevant experience; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.

PACE, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Ambassadors/CNA/HHA
 Under the general direction of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services, assist participants on and off transportation into their homes and appointments. High School Diploma/GED; or Current State Certified Nursing Assistant License or Home Health Assistant License and CPR certification. One year experience in care of the elderly individuals at various cognitive levels, good interpersonal skills with the ability to handle unusual situations. High School Diploma/GED; or Current State Certified Nursing Assistant License or Home Health Assistant License and CPR certification.
CNA
 Under the direct supervision of the C.N.A. Supervisor and reporting to the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to personal care service, non-skilled treatments, assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, feeding, transferring, recreational activities, and escorting participants to and from physician appointments or other services outside of the PACE GNO. Must have reliable transportation. High School Diploma/GED, current state certified nursing assistant license and CPR certification. One year experience in care of the elderly individuals at various cognitive levels, good interpersonal skills with the ability to handle unusual situations. Must be able to maneuver and operate general household equipment.
Pastoral Care/Chaplin
 This position requires a broad knowledge of pastoral care, as well as effective listening skills and an ability to be present to people in need. Strong organizational, relational, and communication skills, plus the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The position further requires the ability to be faithful to Catholic Church teaching and practice while working with people of various faith connections and the ability to adapt to a flexible and varied work environment. Responsible for the delivery of Pastoral care to the participants, their loved ones, in the PACE GNO setting, as well as their homes. Should have a minimum of a BA/BS degree in Theology and a minimum of 2 years of work experience in pastoral ministry. A Master’s degree in Theology with additional certification in pastoral care is preferred. Strong written, verbal, and inter-personal skills are a must for the position. At least one year of experience working with the frail, elderly and geriatric population.
Receptionist
 The Receptionist is responsible for performing routine clerical duties in an efficient and organized manner, as well as receiving calls and visitors in a courteous manner.  This position requires the knowledge and ability to perform routine clerical duties. It requires the skills necessary to communicate effectively with the public and all levels of personnel.  It requires filing skill and the knowledge necessary to maintain copier and stencil equipment. It requires the organizational skills necessary to manage a varied work schedule smoothly.
Essential functions of position:

    • Receives call and visitors directing them to the appropriate individual.
    • Receives and distributes incoming mail and packages.
    • Assists with typing and other routine clerical functions when necessary.
    • Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor.
    • Physical Demands: Light physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
    • Full use of hands and arms.
  • Able to talk and hear.

Qualification: High School Diploma/GED and sufficient typing skill, Microsoft Office experiences preferred. 

Recreational Therapist
Responsible for the coordination and planning of therapeutic and recreational activities for the participants of the program.
Qualifications:
BS Degree in Recreation Therapy or related field. Minimum two years’ experience in a social or recreational program providing and coordinating services to a frail or elderly population within the past 5 years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting. Should be able to work effectively in a term environment.

Per PACE Regulations Section 460.104:

  • As a member of the ACE Interdisciplinary team, the recreational therapist is responsible for the following:
    • Regularly informing the interdisciplinary team of the medical, functional, and psychosocial condition of each participant.
    • Remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and caregivers.
    • Documenting changed of a participant’s condition in the participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies established by the medical director.
  • Each recreational therapist is responsible for the following:
    • An initial comprehensive assessment.
    • Participation in the development of a plan of care.
    • Periodic reassessments on a semi-annual basic or as a participant’s condition dictates.
      • Unscheduled reassessments take place either due to a change in participant status or at the request of the participant or designated representative.

Additional Essential Functions:

  • Develop specific therapeutic programs to include recreational and social activities.
  • Develop, implement and supervise the Activity Program.
  • Plan and provide both group and individual activities.
  • Serve as a resource to staff and coordinate volunteer activities at the center.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Van Driver
 Effectively communicates with participants, families, staff and other agencies and departments. Drivers a specially equipped van to deliver physically limited persons to varied destinations. Assures that wheelchair lifts and tie down equipment are properly operated and that participants are delivered to appointments in a timely manner. Follow established schedules, adjusts schedules to meet unanticipated changes, and determines the safest and most efficient pick-up and delivery routes. Assists passengers on and off the van in a safe and courteous manner. Deals with medical equipment and other emergencies that may arise. Inspects van and maintains it in a clean, orderly and safe condition. Reports the need for maintenance. Completes documentation as required. Other duties as assigned. High School Diploma or GED, plus one year experience transporting individuals with special mobility needs. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and operate handicap accessible vehicles. At least 1 year of experience working with the geriatric population. Requires valid Chauffeur driver’s license with good driving record.

PADUA COMMUNITY SERVICES, comprehensive and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities 

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.
Driver/Maintenance
Individual possesses knowledge and ability to safely operate a vehicle with the established laws and regulation. Position requires the ability to communicate effectively with work personnel and clients. Ability to prepare/submit the required records and reports in a timely manner. Position involves transporting client to and from the assigned destination and assist clients on and off the vehicle; (walk-ons and wheelchairs). Assist with deliveries and pickups; maintains the cleanliness of the vehicle, vehicle maintenance, food transportation and performs other duties as directed by the supervisor. Position also involves minor maintenance request/repairs within our program facilities. High School Diploma or GED preferred. CDL or Chauffeur’s with patient endorsement. 
LPN
The LPN is responsible for administering medications and prescribed treatments, documentation of medication administration and daily charting. Documentation of consumers’ health status. Completing quarterly assessments, monitoring and notification to Health Care Coordinator of changes in consumers’ medical status or any noted complications. Communicates with families/guardians as required. Completes any assignments as required by supervisor. Attends in service trainings, and maintains license as required. High School Education and La licensed LPN.
PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (Days/Nights, 48 hours monthly)
Responsible for assessments, documentation medication, administration, administration of prescribed treatments, care plan initiation, implementation and review, notifies supervisor/Medical Director of any changes in patient status or complications. Communicates with clients and families as required, Attends in-serve, trainings, and maintains license and certifications as required.  Unencumbered Louisiana Practical Nursing License; at least 1 year of practical nursing experience in an medical-surgical, nursing home, or long term care setting.  Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. 

REFUGEE SERVICES

Interpreter
The interpreter/translator will work closely with the Refugee Services Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the clients by facilitating effective communication between Refugee Services staff and the clients.  The interpreter/translator will convert one spoken or written language to another in order to relay complex concepts and ideas for the client(s) and our staff. Responsibilities may include: assisting with the implementation of a cultural orientation program by providing direct interpretation for Refugee clients who have just arrived in the United States from Cuba, Burma, Iraq, Syria and other countries; providing interpretation in client meetings; translating documents and materials into the target language; attending refugee services group events. He/she must have strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and one of the target languages like Arabic or Burmese. He/She must have the ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships. Applicants with an interest in social services, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply.

This position is for a 1 year contract.  This position is dependent on the needs of our client population and will operate on an on-call/as needed basis which can vary week to week.

Minimum Requirements:

Verbal and Written fluency in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Haitian Creole, Kinyarwandan, Spanish, Tigrinya or other languages required. Native fluency is highly desirable.

Application Deadline:  Hiring Immediately

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Lilian Alvarez at lalvarez@ccano.org

ST. MARY & ELIZABETH, a Padua Community Home providing housing and care for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

ST. ROSALIE, a Padua Community Home providing housing and care for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults 

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

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